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About the Author

She has had a busy career in education. With a M.Ed she taught all levels from kindergarten to university. However, most of her career was spent at the college level teaching ESL. She gave Performa courses, lead workshops at SPEAQ, RASCALS and l’AQPC. She served at the Ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur where she contributed to the evaluation of the general education components.She received grants from L’Entente Canada-Québec for various research projects. Susan is also the recipient of the AQPC Mention d'honneur Award. Having retired from teaching she became a contributor to Real Life Stories of education technology integration at Profweb. Chinese ink painting helps her relax and travel keeps her energized.

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Hypoban

Published April 18, 2021

Hypothesis — A Digital Tool to Foster Student Ownership of Reading Assignments

Alexandre Enkerli Technopedagogical Advisor, Support and Innovation in Digital Pedagogy, Collecto
Susan MacNeil Editor, Profweb

Hypothesis is a free open-source platform that not only provides students with a different way to demonstrate they’ve done the reading but more importantly allows students to work together to share information and build on the work of others.

Multidisciplinary

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2stageban

Published February 14, 2021

Two-Stage Assessments: Teach While You Test

Susan MacNeil Editor, Profweb

Two-stage assessment is an approach in which students first answer questions individually (Stage 1) and then discuss them in teams prior to resubmitting their answers (Stage 2). The student’s grade is determined by a combination of the scores at both stages. The advantage of this approach is that the test doesn't have to be purely summative it can also be a formative experience. Students can keep learning while they're tested.

SALTISE hosted a webinar on January 7, 2021, to present this alternative method of assessment. Various panelists shared how they have used 2-stage assessment in their own classes.

Multidisciplinary

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Digital1ban

Published October 15, 2020

Academic Digital Scrapbooking

Susan MacNeil Editor, Profweb

Academic scrapbooking is not simply an arts-and-crafts assignment, it can be a digital teaching strategy to encourage students to better connect with the concepts of your course. This type of hands-on digital assignment allows students to tap into their creativity, take a break from the standard textbook, and interact with the content of your course.

Multidisciplinary

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Virtualban

Published August 27, 2020

Virtual Icebreakers for Remote Classrooms

Susan MacNeil Editor, Profweb

Preparing for the fall 2020 semester and looking for resources to support online learning, teachers have been reaching out on various online teacher communities. One topic that kept popping up was icebreakers and especially what icebreakers worked well in an online classroom. In this article, we will take a look…

Multidisciplinary

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Published April 10, 2020

What Could Evaluation Look like for your Suddenly-Online Course? Part 1- Traditional Evaluations

Susan MacNeil Editor, Profweb

Are you looking at your course plan wondering how you are going to adapt the assessments that remain to your new ‘suddenly-online course’? Or maybe you would like to know what you can do to make sure students are not plagiarizing or cheating on quizzes and exams when you are not there to supervise? Finally, can you keep the evaluations you had planned or do you need new ones? There are a lot of questions and I could not answer all of them in only one article.

Multidisciplinary

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